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The Concrete Jungle (1982)

When her slimy boyfriend Danny (Peter Brown) uses his unsuspecting girlfriend Elizabeth (Tracy Bregman) to carry a stash of cocaine in her skis, she is nabbed by airport security. After a ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom DeSimone (as Tom De Simone)

Writers:

Alan J. Adler (screenplay), Jack Cummins (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill St. John ... Warden Fletcher
Tracey E. Bregman ... Elizabeth (as Tracey Bregman)
BarBara Luna ... Cat (as Barbara Luna)
June Barrett June Barrett ... Icy
Aimee Eccles ... Spider
Sondra Currie ... Katherine
Peter Brown ... Danny
Susan Mechsner Susan Mechsner ... Breaker
Robert Miano ... Stone
Niki Dantine ... Margo
Nita Talbot ... Shelly Meyers
Marcia Karr ... Marcy
Sally Julian Sally Julian ... Sweets
Justine Lenore ... Max
Kendal Kaldwell Kendal Kaldwell ... Eyes
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Storyline

When her slimy boyfriend Danny (Peter Brown) uses his unsuspecting girlfriend Elizabeth (Tracy Bregman) to carry a stash of cocaine in her skis, she is nabbed by airport security. After a speedy trial, she is sent to the Correctional Institution for Women in California. There she learns quickly that she must toughen up if she hopes to leave there in one piece. She also eventually finds that the warden (Jill St John) is not only cruel and unsympathetic, but in cahoots with an inmate Cat (Barbara Luna) the prison's Queen Bee, who is her partner in a prison drug and prostitution racket. When Elizabeth witnesses a murder committed by Cat and her henchwomen, she spurns her attentions and becomes her enemy. Meanwhile, Deputy Director Shelly Meyers (Nita Talbot), aware of the drug and prostitution business run by the warden and Cat, also suspects that Elizabeth has knowledge that could help her convict the villains, and she begins to press her for information. This does not bode well for ... Written by phillindholm

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...a true prison story! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Selva de Cimento See more »

Filming Locations:

Ventura, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,664,557
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ideal Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tracey E. Bregman replaced another actress who was fired right before shooting on the film started. Moreover, director Tom DeSimone replaced another director at the last minute. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm on My Own
Music by Joseph Conlan
Lyrics by Tracey E. Bregman (as Tracy Bregman)
Sung by Deborah Ludwig Davis (as Deborah Davis)
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Concrete Jungle
12 July 2006 | by sheila-hall60See all my reviews

I liked the film Concrete Jungle it reminded me of the Australian TV series shown here in the UK Prisoner Cell Block H. Concrete Jungle had a good storyline, perhaps too much swearing in it, but in this day and age this is nothing to crow about. The swearing in the film would not stop me from watching it again and again The acting was very good from everyone in the film and I was routed to the spot watching the film, I just had to see how the film ended and if everyone got their just deserts. I am a great admirer of the actor Peter Brown and it was great to see him in the part of Mr Bad Guy for a change, although I still prefer him in westerns and Mr Nice Guy.


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